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When a friend’s birthday is coming up, I usually know what I want to buy her months in advance. When Christmas rolls around and you need gift ideas, I’m your woman. Surprisingly, my love language is not that of...
The fact that I started using Stitch Fix when we lived in Alaska has always seemed a little funny to me. Alaska is not exactly known for style or high fashion. In fact, Anchorage was voted the worst dressed...
You might have noticed threading kiosks popping up in malls across America lately. They're fairly minimal with reclining salon chairs and nothing more than a technician with a spool of cotton thread to shape the eyebrows of clients. Individuals...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in the middle of a PCS (in which case, no explanation needed), you have likely heard of the new Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” A continuation of her popular...
I’m FINALLY learning to embrace my saggy bottom britches, body parts descending, stretch marks showing, varicose vein-wearing, laugh-lines growing, middle-aged body of mine. I recently listened to a Lysa TerKeurst podcast. She discusses her book- It’s Not Supposed to Be...
When you think of fall, you most likely think of the sound of leaves crunching under your feet as you walk, the crisp autumn air, hayrides, and, of course, all things pumpkin. But fall also brings something else; it's...
I’ve had natural hair for over a year, which means chemical-free. I haven't had my hair trimmed in about that same amount of time. So one day I made a last-minute decision to try to get a hair appointment....
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Disclaimer: None of these companies are...
I love receiving personal mail. Letters, postcards, packages...so long as it is not a dreaded bill, I get a thrill opening up something sent just to me. And Lillie + Pine packages are easily my favorite to receive and open. The...

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Embracing a Memorable Family Life in Italy

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Vicenza, Italy has long been considered one of the Army’s most coveted duty stations. As soon as I realized I would be married to...
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